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The reason you feel pain is that your womb is squeezing to remove the lining that it no longer needs because you are not pregnant. Pain-causing chemicals, called prostaglandins, are involved in helping the womb contract. At the same time, they also make you feel pain in the lower abdomen region, lower back and upper portion of legs.

Try these organic remedies to get rid of the awful, throbbing period pains.

Whole Spices:

  • Fennel: The anti-inflammatory property of fennel helps relax muscles in the uterus which leads to the circulation of blood.

Direction for Use:

  1. Crush 1 teaspoon of fennel seeds into a powder, add boiling water, steep for five minutes, strain, and drink hot.
  • Cinnamon: Cinnamon has anti-spasmodic, anti-clotting and anti-inflammatory properties that can help in reducing menstrual pain. Also, cinnamon is a source of dietary fiber, calcium, iron, and manganese.

Direction For use:

  1. Crush cinnamon powder and mix it with warm water. Add honey. Drink it daily during your period.
  2. Make cinnamon tea. Boil milk. Add tea and cinnamon. Strain it. Use honey as a sweetener.
  • Basil and thyme: Basil and thyme both herbs have caffeic acid which works as a natural pain killer.

Direction For Use:

  1. You can simply use these in your daily meals.
  2. Boil these with water. Strain. Drink the solution to get relief.
  3. Add these herbs to your tea to heal menstrual cramps.
  • Blackstrap molasses: Blackstrap molasses, the thick dark syrup left after the extraction of sugar from sugar cane is enriched with calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, manganese, vitamin B6 and selenium which helps reduce blood clots and relieves muscles so that you can get pain relief.

Direction For Use:

  1. Take 2-3 teaspoons of it daily during periods.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon in warm milk and drink it.
  • Ginger: Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the level of prostaglandins, thus controlling cramps.

Direction For Use:

  1. Cut ginger into small pieces and eat it whenever possible.
  2. Make ginger tea. Grate ginger and mix it in the boiling water. Add tea. Strain it and drink hot.
  • Papaya: Papaya not only has anti-inflammatory properties but also is a great source of carotene, iron, calcium and vitamin A and vitamin C that helps soothe the uterine walls and eases muscles.

Direction For Use:

  1. Include papaya in your diet. You can eat papaya by boiling it or making curry with it.
  • Flaxseed: Flaxseed works like wonder in menstrual cramps. The essential fatty acids in flaxseed help control the production of progesterone. Also, it can improve uterine function and help in treating fertility problems.

Direction For Use:

  1. Add it into your daily diet by sprinkling it over a smoothie, salad or cereal.
  2. You can just take 1-2 teaspoons during periods.

Dietary Supplements:

  • INLIFE Women's Health Combo Pack: The mix of evening primrose oil and fenugreek oil helps control menopausal symptoms. Fenugreek has the chemicals estrogenic, diosgenin and isoflavones that work like estrogen. Thus, taking fenugreek decreases menopausal indications like emotional episodes, misery, issues, and strange yearning strings.

  • Organic India Women's Well-Being Capsules: Women's Well - Being capsules restores hormonal balance and regularizes irregular menstrual cycles giving relief during post and pre-menopausal syndromes. Plus, the natural medicine also provides help in decreasing infertility problems, pregnancy, and post-partum bleeding.


  1. Take these supplements if you are over 18 years.
  2. Pregnant or lactating women, diabetics and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs should consult with a licensed physician prior to taking dietary supplements.

Additional Steps:

  • Water: Drink as much water as you can to stay hydrated. It will help with bloating, which generally makes cramps worse.
  • CaffeineIntake: Caffeine tightens the muscles in uterus, thus causing more pain. Don’t drink coffee during your period.
  • Heat: Use a heating pad and keep it on your lower abdomen as heat opens blood vessels and improves blood flow stopping the pain.You can take hot showers too.
  • Yoga: Do yoga poses that target the pelvis and lumbar region. These can be very helpful. You can talk to a yoga instructor about what might work best for you.
These are some basic remedies to control dull or throbbing menstrual cramps. But if nothing helps, you might have some internal problems. In that case, immediately see your gynecologist.


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